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Posted February 4, 2015
While I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to this series, I have to say it felt a bit rushes or off from the other books. I did catch some errors in the text, no big deal, but I usually don’t notice that sort of thing. I also must confess that I was a little disappointed that the bad guys didn’t suffer more. I thought they all got off way to easy and much too mercifully in regards to how they had been treating everyone. I guess that is what the good guys do though, but still I wish Nicole could have smack her grandparents once or snapped their necks…
It was interesting chemistry between Nicole and Aaron, not as strong as the others, but still interesting. I enjoyed the parts when Nicole and her wolf were playing with him, trying to get him to lose it. I understand why it was cruel, but still kinda fun. I’m glad they found each other, but still my least favorite couple of the series so far.
I spent much of this book being ticked off at the royal society that Nicole’s grandparents were a part of. I could not believe how depraved and self-righteous these shifter’s attitudes and behaviors were. What asses. Hence my wish for them to suffer a bit more than they did. I thought the resolution of Sam and Nicole’s mother was good and I’m glad that the author went that way. Perhaps a tad anti-climatic after all the buildup, but satisfying.
I enjoyed this series quite a lot. If the last book ever comes out for Nook I will most definitely add it to my collection.
Posted December 25, 2014
Posted July 28, 2014
This is the 4th book in the Vegas Mates Series and I absolutely loved how it ended. Nicole and Aaron are mates... but they have so many obstacles to overcome especially with her traditionalist grandparents of "royal" blood. Nicole never thought her grandparents would be so ruthless in their attempt to keep their power. She is disgusted with the treatment of other weres and how they are treated as second class citizens.
Aaron fights his feeling for Nicole as her grandparents would easily kill his sister if he didn't obey. The pace of this book is great. Nicole's mother makes an appearance and finally finds peace from her wolf. The ending is great I am having a hard time not spoiling that but needless to say absolute power corrupts absolutely and those who do wrong get theirs in the end.
Another great read by Krystal Shannan I am sad that this was the last book but it did finish up the story very nicely.
Posted May 3, 2014
Taking Nicole is the fourth and final book in the Vegas Mates series. It tells the story of Nicole Demakis (werewolf) and Aaron Katsaros (leopard shifter). Aaron was forced to kidnap Nicole and have her delivered to her grandparents in Greece. During the course of the kidnapping it was revealed that Nicole and Aaron were mates, which proved a challenge for Aaron as his purpose for carrying out this nefarious deed was to ensure the safety of his sister who is being held prisoner by Nicole’s grandparents.
Nicole, on realizing who Aaron was tried to get him to see reason and release her, but he was not willing to risk his sister’s life even if it meant losing his mate for all eternity. Nicole feared she would end up like her mother if she were to lose Aaron. The emotional battle that these two were facing as a result was quite intense. The chemistry between these two was quite was quite intense, however, they had quite a number of obstacles to overcome before they could even think of being together.
I loved Nicole, she is a brave and caring person. She was willing to risk all to protect Aaron and the other slaves.
Of all the books in the series I found Taking Nicole to be quite emotional. It was filled with pain, sorrow, hatred, jealousy and humour, so when you begin to read this book be prepared to have all your emotions engaged.
There were some suspenseful moments which had me on the edge of my seat. This was an enjoyable read from beginning to end.
If you love paranormal stories that are short, sweet and spicy then I recommend this book as well as the others in the Vegas Mates series.
Posted May 2, 2014
Nicole is of a Royal Bloodline and her grandparents are determined to keep the bloodline pure. So they go to extremes to get her to them. They have mages that can trap a shifter in their animal form. They do this to make other family members serve them fearing that if they don't the Royals will kill their loved ones. Aaron is one of these people that is forced to serve. So he forces Nicole to come with him by kidnapping one of her friends and making her trade herself for her friend. He discovers that she is his true mate but he can't let that matter. He has to save his sister.
Nicole goes with Aaron to save her friend. She does not want to go through with a Mate Hunt. Especially when she realizes that Aaron is her Mate. She wants to try to fight and would love for Aaron to recognize her as his mate and fight with her but she may be all alone in this battle.
My opinion: Let me start by saying I love all of Krystal's books that I have read so far and The Vegas Mates series is one of my favorites. I have liked some books better then others. I feel that her books get better and better the more she writes. I was a little disappointed in the lack of sex scenes although there was a lot of sexual tension. I liked the fact that Nicole was more than willing to try to find a way to fight and try to save Aaron's sister but he was willing to let Nicole go even though he still had no way of helping his sister. I think that he led her on a lot with no intentions of following through just to make things easier on him and his sister. While this was understandable, how can you not want to protect your family, he was also putting his one chance at happiness at risk. I definitely enjoyed the book and I highly recommend reading. This whole series would make a great addition to your book library!
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Posted April 30, 2014
Loved it however...im hoping this isn't the end of the series.
In my opinion the book was to short and at times rushed. I also could have used more (lovin)!
Overall loved it and can't wait for more!
Posted April 21, 2014
I must admit I have all the books in this series and this is the first one I've read, but rest assured after enjoying
this one so much it won't be long till I've finished them all.
I loved Nicole's character strong but sincere and kind hearted, she has been allowed to grow up along with
her wolf and run free as she needs to, knowing right from wrong and not being swayed by the outward
appearance of wealth or royalty but knowing that it is what is within that makes a person.
Aaron knows this too, but for over a century he has been under the rule of those who abuse their power
because of his love for his sister, now he has met his true mate and everything within him cries out to take
her and run but he cannot desert not only his sister but all those held captive. You can feel his conflict and
while you want to say just run away with Nicole you know that he can't and you feel his pain.
But when there seems no way out then hope for a miracle send that is shaft they all need to overthrow the
oppressive rule of the council. This is where I know I have missed out on not reading the other books first
but it's not major and it certainly didn't interfere in my enjoyment of the story but I would like to get to know
Nicole's sisters and family history better so it back to the start of the series for me.
A shape shifter series that will certainly keep you coming back for more with characters that capture your
hearts and stories that garner your attention from start to finish.
I received a free copy for an honest review.
Posted April 16, 2014
I love this series and this is the best one yet. What do you do when the choice is between your mate and your sister. Whose life is the one you save? How can your mate forgive you for betraying her and her family? Nicole is a strong character and Aaron is a believable character. They make for great chemistry. This book is full of questions and answers them wonderfully. I did not find myself disbelieving the characters or their reactions. I think that everyone will enjoy this book. I like that the ending opened the series up to possibly more installments.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 10, 2014
This is Nicole Demarkis' story. Nicole is kidnapped from Utah and is being taken to Greece to her evil grandparents (Reginald and Carlotta Antipas) one of the Royals on the Council. Aaron Katsaros is a leopard mercenary who is charged by the grandparents to bring Nicole back to Greece. Amazingly they happen to be each others life mates but can't do anything about it. Aaron 's sister is being held by the grandparents as are so many others, so he has to do whatever they ask or they will kill her. The attraction is so strong between Nicole and Aaron but he fights it because of his sister. There is going to be a fight to the death with four sons of the Royals and the winner gets Nicole and the empty seat on the Council. It's almost like a Roman gladiator fight!
You are going to have to read this book yourself to find out what the outcome is This story gets you so engrossed in it and it engages all your emotions, hatred, hope and happiness. There is a lot of action, suspense, drama, hot and steamy sex and even a little humor and it keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. I just loved this book and love the series and can't wait for the next one.(BO)
Posted April 9, 2014
I really enjoy this series. wasn't sure about book when i first started it. You still get background of past couples,family drama, and why the mates can't mate…But love wins out in the end …. ended up enjoy this book very much.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 8, 2014
Krystal Shannan does it again; a mesmerizing new Vegas Mates romance that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats. Nicole is kidnapped by an agent of the council and to her surprise he is also her mate but he refuses to claim her and the council may take everything away before she can convince him to trust her. With his sister’s life hanging in the balance, handing Nicole over to her grandparents should have been an easy task for Aaron but this infuriating wolf is one hiccup after another and she’s arousing him to the point of pain.
This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps the adrenaline pumping with lots of suspense, drama, action and romance. The author brings this thrilling story to live with vivid descriptions and details that capture the information and the well orchestrated action scenes are believable and make the reader feel as if they are part of the story. The tension builds as the reader awaits to discover Nicole’s fate at the twisted hands of her grandparents and the strong compelling characters are easily related to and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning.
The chemistry between Nicole and Aaron explodes from the pages and when they finally mate the sex scenes are extremely hot & steamy. But they have a very difficult situation to overcome before they can even think about claiming each other. The author conveys the emotions that these characters go through with such vibrant intensity that the reader can’t help but get caught up in their story and ride out the emotional rollercoaster with them.
I was totally engrossed in the story from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down until I read the very last word. I have followed this series from the beginning and each book just gets better and better. In addition to the captivating characters already involved in this fantastic world, new intriguing characters are introduced and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Posted March 31, 2014
This is the last installment of the Vegas Mates series. The book centers on the tortured, hot, almost broken alpha male Aaron and the feisty, beautiful, selfless Nicole. What would you be willing to sacrifice to see the one person you love, your true mate, survive? Thrown together in a battle of archaic laws can true love really win? Be prepared to be taken on an emotional journey, you will laugh, cry, cheer and melt. Read it!! Side note it leaves room for another series to continue hint hint.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.